October 31, 2008 / by emptywheel


Get Them Elected!

Well. Okay. As Rachel Maddow would say, Marcy has "talked me down". I am resigned to the fact that senator Obama will not be coming to Arizona.

Plouffe didn’t commit to going to Arizona (sorry bmaz)–when referring to Saturday’s trip out west, he said only that they were going "back out west" with no details about locations (though the campaign has already released the schedule showing a Henderson, NV event followed by a Pueblo, CO event). He also said that, with the big map Obama has, it’s really tough getting every place they need to go. If they had "a few more days," he suggested, he might have made a visit to Arizona.

Now, all you "let’s be gracious to McCain" folks out there can rejoice and breathe easy. Advisable not to do that around fellow progressives that actually live in Arizona though; because you have no idea how badly John Sidney McCain III has used and abused our fair state. That is what infuriates us; the "comity" being affirmatively shown to McCain. He doesn’t deserve it after how he has run his campaign; and why should this state be punished yet again as a result of him? We have suffered enough from that jerk over the years, thank you very much. Having it be about graciousness to the weasel McCain, as opposed to just time constraints, is too much to bear. So it was a time issue is why Obama is not coming. Yeah, that’s the ticket!

Now, what I can do, and what you all can do as well, is work hard, donate, call, talk to neighbors – anything, everything, between now and the close of the polls on Tuesday to keep the progressive and Obama wave alive and rolling. That is what we can all do in Arizona, and across the nation. The finish line is in sight; no time for coasting – peddle to the metal baby!

Now, for a little housekeeping and advisory here. Tonight, we have a special interactive little Halloween naming game for any that will be around and on the toobz. That will go up around 7-7:30 pm Eastern. And we will also be getting trash talk up earlier and better than last week; either late tonight, or early tomorrow morning.

The video is from a guy who is actually a neighbor of mine, one residential block up the way, and my daughter can’t wait to see his house for Halloween. Me too. Mwaaaaaaaa! Get our candidates ELECTED this Tuesday!

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